Research Interests: Refugee law and policy, immigration law and policy, international human rights, human rights in Israel, and clinical education.
Dr. Tally Amir is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law. Originally from Israel, the focus of her work has been human rights in Israel/Palestine and the rights of refugees and migrants. She will continue to teach in the Harvard Sociology Department during academic year 2020-2021 after teaching in the department for two years. Amir received her LLB from Tel Aviv University, Magna Cum Laude (2002). She clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin in the Israeli Supreme Court, and she is a member of the Israeli bar since 2004. Kritzman-Amir received her PhD from Tel Aviv University after graduating from the direct PhD program, and wrote her thesis on “Socio-economic refugees” (2008). She was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University (2006-7), a Hauser Research scholar at NYU (2008-9), Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (2010-5), a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program (2017-8) and a Scholar-in-Residence at the Hadassah Brandeis Institute (2018).